Mass murderer, Charles Manson, is getting married — what an interesting situation to say the least. Want to know more about Afton Elaine Burton, the girl who has stolen his heart? We have gathered together 5 interesting facts about this young woman.
80-year-old Charles Manson has officially received a license to wed his 26-year-old girlfriend, Afton Elaine Burton. Apparently, the pair met when she was only 17-years old and, contrary to popular belief, she has a good relationship with her parents. Check out what else we found out about the bride-to-be!
Charles Manson’s Bride: They Met When She Was 17-Years-Old
A friend showed Afton some of Charles’ environmental writings when she was 17-years-old. That is when she first got in contact with the murderer, according to Rolling Stones. At the time, Charles’ was 71-years-old!
Afton Moved To California Just To Be Near Him
Two years after she first got in contact with Charles, Afton took her $2,000 savings (from her job at a retirement home kitchen), packed up, and moved to California to be near him. She would visit him on the weekends for hours at a time and he nicknamed her “Star.”
“Star” Is Actually A Superfan Of Charles’
She Truly Believes He Is Innocent
“Charles Manson is not a murderer and has NEVER killed anyone, nor did he ever ‘order’ any crimes to be committed on his behalf; it’s a lie,” she wrote on Facebook. “He has been a victim of lies and sensationalism, from the government and the media for over 40 years… Charles Manson has been a naturalist and eco-warrior for many years. He was arrested in 1969 for setting two earthmover machines, which were being used to tear up the deserts of Death Valley, on fire; NOT murder.”
Afton Actually Has A Good Relationship With Her Parents
She says she has a “positive relationship” with her devout Baptist family and is regularly in touch with them, according to Daily Mail. Her father says Manson is not welcome in their home and that he “won’t be hopping on a plane” to attend a wedding ceremony. However, he also says he still loves his daughter no matter what — “We have not, we are not going to and we never will, no matter what she does in her life, disown our daughter. I love my kids more than life itself.”
HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Charles should be allowed to marry Afton? Let us know how you feel about this whole situation!
— Shira Benozilio